Paul Vinning West

Male15 February 1809–28 March 1890

Brief Life History of Paul Vinning

When Paul Vinning West was born on 15 February 1809, in Saint-Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada, his father, Peter West, was 40 and his mother, Prudence Niles, was 36. He married Harriet E Hawley on 28 January 1832. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 March 1890, in Sutton, Brome, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Paul Vinning West
Harriet E Hawley
Marriage: 28 January 1832
Horace Nelson West
Mary Maria West
Nathan Harrison West
Harriet Elisabeth West
Martha M. West

Sources (5)

  • Paul V West, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Paul Vining West, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    28 January 1832
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 60



    Age 62

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.

    Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.

    History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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